Delaware County, Pennsylvania (PA)

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County population in 2012: 561,098 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 550,864 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 105,711
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 41,501
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 148,293
Renter-occupied apartments: 61,488 (it was 58,027 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

30%

Land area: 184 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 3037 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Delaware County: 104.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.1%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Delaware County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (71.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (19.4%)
  • Asian alone (4.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 267,849  (47.0%)
Females: 291,130  (53.0%)

Delaware County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Delaware County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,822 ($50,092 in 1999)

This county:

$64822
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $837 (lower quartile is $674, upper quartile is $1,041)
This county:

$837
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $227,600 (it was $127,000 in 2000)
Delaware:

$227,600
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,600 - $353,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $338,956
Here:

$338,956
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $154,444
Here:

$154,444
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $170,420
Here:

$170,420
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $254,846
Here:

$254,846
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,169
Here:

$196,169
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $13,543
Here:

$13,543
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,754
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $692

Institutionalized population: 7,828
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Health of residents in Delaware County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
74.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
66.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 886 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2001: 733 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2002: 688 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2003: 759 buildings, average cost: $214,000
  • 2004: 780 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2005: 796 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2006: 761 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 2007: 454 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2008: 428 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2009: 426 buildings, average cost: $238,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,867 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,298 (2.1%)

Delaware County household income distribution in 2009 Delaware County home values distribution Delaware County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 37.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for American Indian residents, 31.2% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
Delaware County:

10.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 37.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for American Indian residents, 31.8% for other race residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Delaware County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chester, Radnor Township, Drexel Hill, Springfield, Nether Providence Township, Yeadon, Broomall, Lansdowne, Upper Providence Township, Darby.

Delaware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Delaware County:

Lead: 0.04 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.017 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.119 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.087 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 58 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 16.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.006 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.016 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Delaware County: Echo Mills (A), Lawrence Mills (B), Cardington (C), Lawrences Mills (D), Marple (E), Echo Mills (F), Clinton Mills (G), Duttons Mill (H), Hickmans Mill (I), Brintons Mill (J), Felton Mills (K), Tempest Mills (L), Beechwood Park (M), Glenriddle Station (N), Brandywine Summit Camp (O), Middletown Heights (P), Aronimink Golf Club (Q), Edgemont Golf Club (R), Llanerch Country Club (S), Paxon Hollow Golf Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bond Shopping Center (1), Glen Eagle Square Shopping Center (2), Marple Crossroads Shopping Center (3), Newtown Square Shopping Center (4), Larkins Corner Shopping Center (5), Shoppes at Brinton Lake Shopping Center (6), Old Ridge Village Shopping Center (7), The Shops at Manoa Center Shopping Center (8), The Village Shop Center at Painters Crossroads Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Delaware County include: All States Church (A), Elam United Methodist Church (B), Fellowship Baptist Church (C), Brandywine Baptist Church (D), Marple Church (E), Martyrs Church (F), Trinity Church (G), Grace Church (H), Grace Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethesda Cemetery (1), Springfield Cemetery (2), Fernwood Cemetery (3), Marple Hill Cemetery (4), Saint Charbel Mission Cemetery (5), Thornbury African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (6), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Brinton Lake (A), Earles Lake (B), Springton Reservoir (C), Karver Lake (D), Lenni Lake (E), Lake Green Countrie (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Pony Trail Creek (A), West Branch Naaman Creek (B), West Branch Chester Creek (C), Ithan Creek (D), Trout Run (E), Hotland Run (F), Stony Creek (G), Harvey Run (H), Hunter Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Delaware County include: Ridley Creek State Park (1), Tyler Arboretum (2), Brandywine Racket Club (3), Elwell Field (4), Preston Park (5), Highland Farms Park (6), Nelson D Clayton Memorial Park (7), Beverly Hills Recreation Area (8), Naylors Run Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: New Castle County, Delaware , Gloucester County, New Jersey , Chester County , Chester County , Montgomery County , Philadelphia County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 39,670
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 36,635 (54% naturalized citizens)

Delaware County:

6.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 8,743
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,243
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,614
  • 1980 to 1984: 4,070
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,457
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,359
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,172
  • 1965 to 1969: 6,977

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.3%

Delaware County marital status for males Delaware County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Delaware County with a mortgage: 91,173 (8,598 second mortgage, 14,095 home equity loan, 386 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 47,038

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Delaware County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic262,50650
Mainline Protestant52,224169
Evangelical Protestant24,456136
Other9,00927
Black Protestant5,61739
Orthodox5,0968
None200,071-
Delaware County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 103
Delaware County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 83
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Delaware County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 313
This county:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Delaware County:

8.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

25.7%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Delaware County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $94,131
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $12634.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.72%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,379
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,887
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 61 years
Land in orchards: 103 acres

Tornado activity:

Delaware County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 3778043.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Delaware County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from Delaware County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 284.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 286.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.6 miles away from Delaware County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 327.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Ireland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Delaware County (%):

  • Irish (25%)
  • Italian (18%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Delaware County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 191,454 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 24,580 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8,246 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 836 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3,664 (1%)
  • Railroad: 6,978 (3%)
  • Ferryboat: 35 (0%)
  • Taxi: 168 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 186 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 489 (0%)
  • Walked: 9,396 (4%)
  • Other means: 1,145 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 6,745 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 9,370 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5,389 people in nursing homes
  • 1,497 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,306 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 967 people in state prisons
  • 743 people in religious group quarters
  • 718 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 690 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 291 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 252 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 128 people in other group homes
  • 90 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 65 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 59 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 57 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 56 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 37 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 14 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in institutions for the blind
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 12,718 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,131 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,589 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,185 people in state prisons
  • 977 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 769 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 638 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 404 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 338 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 152 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 96 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 48 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,499.

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

2.78% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($31,252 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($22,005 average AGI)
Delaware County:

1.68%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.52% ($39,395 average AGI)
from Chester County, PA  0.47% ($75,682)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.41% ($65,892)
from New Castle County, DE  0.24% ($56,159)
from Bucks County, PA  0.09% ($58,485)
from Camden County, NJ  0.06% ($88,321)
from Gloucester County, NJ  0.05% ($56,948)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($653 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.78% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($29,647 average AGI)
2.12% relocated to other states ($24,975 average AGI)
Delaware County:

2.12%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Philadelphia County, PA  1.28% ($35,024 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.65% ($78,925)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.48% ($63,096)
to New Castle County, DE  0.35% ($44,388)
to Bucks County, PA  0.09% ($66,337)
to New York County, NY  0.06% ($41,450)
to Gloucester County, NJ  0.06% ($53,296)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Delaware County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Delaware County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Delaware County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 89,771 (79,860 aged, 9,911 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13315.44
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 265.570
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39919.29

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1232.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970.220
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.32

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 69.85
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79.19

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17.46
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3591.631

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 64.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.8
  • Other - 18.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 38.3
  • Suffocation - 25.3
  • Poisoning - 21.2
  • Other - 10.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 535,924

Size of family households: 53,946 2-persons, 33,963 3-persons, 29,426 4-persons, 14,154 5-persons, 5,344 6-persons, 3,026 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 57,697 1-person, 9,545 2-persons, 1,083 3-persons, 367 4-persons, 102 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

94,926 married couples with children.
28,980 single-parent households (5,380 men, 23,600 women).

90.7% of residents of Delaware County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,218,386,000 ($7600 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,166,112,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,416,999,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $965,740,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,411,000
Federal grants: $423,227,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,223,113,000 ($1,096,645,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $180,897,000 ($35,689,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,588,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $261,666,000
Federal Government insurance: $258,056,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 35,907
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 29,780
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6,807
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -8,507
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Delaware County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.36 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,029
  • 2000 to 2004: 12,871
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,866
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,481
  • 1970 to 1979: 21,746
  • 1960 to 1969: 28,915
  • 1950 to 1959: 57,022
  • 1940 to 1949: 27,394
  • 1939 or earlier: 48,379
Rooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 90
  • 2 rooms: 386
  • 3 rooms: 2,940
  • 4 rooms: 5,126
  • 5 rooms: 13,446
  • 6 rooms: 47,262
  • 7 rooms: 32,996
  • 8 rooms: 23,633
  • 9+ rooms: 22,414
  • 1 room: 2,146
  • 2 rooms: 5,117
  • 3 rooms: 15,341
  • 4 rooms: 14,947
  • 5 rooms: 8,684
  • 6 rooms: 6,589
  • 7 rooms: 3,131
  • 8 rooms: 1,197
  • 9+ rooms: 875
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 319
  • 1 bedroom: 3,085
  • 2 bedrooms: 16,926
  • 3 bedrooms: 83,681
  • 4 bedrooms: 35,324
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8,958
  • no bedroom: 2,584
  • 1 bedroom: 21,470
  • 2 bedrooms: 21,711
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,936
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,747
  • 5+ bedrooms: 579
Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 8,895
  • 1 vehicle: 47,223
  • 2 vehicles: 67,847
  • 3 vehicles: 18,664
  • 4 vehicles: 4,238
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,426
  • no vehicle: 14,443
  • 1 vehicle: 30,575
  • 2 vehicles: 11,030
  • 3 vehicles: 1,538
  • 4 vehicles: 304
  • 5+ vehicles: 137

66% of Delaware County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Pennsylvania.

Delaware County:

65.6%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Delaware County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.8%)
  • Electricity (6.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (52.1%)
  • Electricity (26.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16,457
Here:

25.9%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,545
Here:

23.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17,788
Here:

55.2%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Delaware County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $124,906,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $109,710,000
    Health - Other: $70,728,000
    General - Other: $69,073,000
    Correctional Institutions: $44,535,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,802,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,330,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,598,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,222,000
    Financial Administration: $6,847,000
    Police Protection: $6,101,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,040,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,177,000
    Libraries: $2,673,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,276,000
    Regular Highways: $1,096,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $222,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $185,908,000
    Corporate Bonds: $61,117,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $10,470,000
    Benefit Payments: $10,313,000
    Withdrawals: $2,618,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,663,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $490,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,564,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,236,000

Delaware County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $71,129,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $18,665,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $8,009,000
    From Parent Local Government: $924,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $94,506,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,015,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,808,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $120,311,000
    Health and Hospitals: $107,054,000
    General Local Government Support: $31,809,000
    All Other: $28,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,757,000
    Highways: $1,109,000
  • Tax - Property: $131,462,000
    Other License: $3,914,000

Delaware County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $348,785,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $345,852,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,135,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,202,000

Delaware County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $94,506,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $28,916,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $141,758,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Delaware County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Delaware County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 146 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,248$175,4722,490$237,07712,132$214,1461,100$82,38727$886,074497$134,8011$28,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED92$162,043186$278,6021,190$206,474183$56,5681$1,200,00042$128,0711$25,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED272$151,908416$212,1954,195$195,2151,066$39,6148$1,102,000299$101,8969$38,444
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN200$168,380303$241,0432,911$203,354216$90,8942$1,450,000109$127,5961$50,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS67$169,65776$265,039804$199,43784$109,7140$028$142,6790$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 131 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED522$224,165296$239,9436$262,833
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED108$200,528103$225,8066$98,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED69$212,34851$223,1572$204,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$193,73332$214,3441$73,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$202,0003$218,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Delaware County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5,04173.4 years
Mary4,70880.4 years
William3,89373.7 years
Joseph2,97173.5 years
James2,85971.9 years
Margaret2,42179.1 years
Anna2,17081.5 years
Charles2,09774.2 years
Helen2,07279.9 years
Robert2,04970.9 years
Most common last names in Delaware County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,08875.3 years
Johnson72073.5 years
Brown60474.9 years
Jones60374.7 years
Miller55676.2 years
Davis49174.2 years
Williams47373.9 years
Wilson39773.8 years
Kelly37575.2 years
Thomas36474.5 years
Businesses in Delaware County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven13Kroger2
ALDI1LA Fitness2
AMF Bowling1La-Z-Boy4
AT&T7Lane Bryant2
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts3LensCrafters2
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza1
American Eagle Outfitters2Macy's1
Ann Taylor3Marriott3
Applebee's2Marshalls3
Arby's4MasterBrand Cabinets39
AutoZone4McDonald's16
Avenue1Men's Wearhouse2
Bakers1Motel 61
Bally Total Fitness1Motherhood Maternity5
Banana Republic1New Balance5
Barnes & Noble1New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins2Nike31
Bath & Body Works3Nissan2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster3Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Burger King6Outback3
CVS22Outback Steakhouse3
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panda Express1
Charlotte Russe2Panera Bread3
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A4Pathmark5
Chipotle1Payless6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske3
Church's Chicken1PetSmart4
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports2
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut4
ColorTyme1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes3
Cricket Wireless11Pottery Barn1
Curves2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DHL4Quality2
Dairy Queen4Quiznos2
Days Inn2RadioShack6
Deb1Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry8Raymour & Flanigan2
Dennys3Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza3Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn5Rite Aid23
Dressbarn3Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts23Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes2
Eddie Bauer1Safeway2
Express1Sears5
Famous Footwear2Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug3Sprint Nextel8
FedEx79Staples4
Finish Line1Starbucks10
Foot Locker3Subway10
GNC11T-Mobile13
GameStop12T.J.Maxx2
Gap3Taco Bell6
Giant5Talbots2
Gymboree2Target3
H&R Block11The Limited1
Hilton2The Room Place1
Holiday Inn2Toyota2
Home Depot4Toys"R"Us6
Honda1Trader Joe's2
Hot Topic1True Value6
Hyundai1U-Haul12
IHOP1UPS92
J.Crew1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless3
JoS. A. Bank2Victoria's Secret3
Jones New York4Vons2
Journeys2Walgreens7
Just Tires1Walmart3
Justice3Wendy's8
KFC5Wet Seal2
Kmart3Whole Foods Market1
Kohl's2YMCA4

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